Effects Of Climate Change On The Environment

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Introduction Climate is usually defined as the average weather in a place. It includes patterns of temperature, precipitation (rain or snow), humidity, wind and seasons. Climate change is a change in the statistical properties of the climate change system that persist for several decades or longer-usually at least 30 years. The statistical properties include averages, variability and extremes. Climate change, also called global warming, refers to the rise in average surface temperatures on Earth. Climate change may be due to natural processes, such as change in the Sun’s radiation, volcanoes or internal variability in the climate systems, or due to human influences such as changes in the position of the atmosphere or land use. The risks of…show more content…
Crops such as wheat and rice grow well in high temperatures, while plants such as maize and sugarcane prefer cooler climates. Changes in rainfall patterns will also affect how well plants and crops grow. The effect of a change in the weather on plant growth may lead to some countries not having enough food. Brazil, parts of Africa, south-east Asia and China will be affected the most and many people could be affected by hunger. All across the world, there is a big demand for water and in many regions, such as the central and eastern Africa there is not enough water for the people. Changes in the climate will change the weather patterns and will bring more rain in some countries, but others will have less rain, generally dry areas will become drier and wet areas could become wetter. As climate change takes place, our daily weather and normal temperatures will change, the homes of plants and animals will be affected all over the world. Polar bears and seals are a good example of animals that will be affected by climate change, they will have to find new land for hunting and living, if the ice in the Arctic melts, but the fact is more real that these species could become…show more content…
They are one of the most effective ways to reduce climate impact. Fly less: Air travel leaves behind a huge carbon footprint. Before you book your next airline ticket, consider greener options such as buses or trains, or try vacationing closer to home. You can also stay in touch with people by videoconferencing, which saves time as well as travel and accommodation costs. Conserve water: Cities consume significant amounts of energy when purifying and distributing water, which contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. Saving water reduces the amount of energy used. At home, turn off water immediately whenever you're not using it, and repair or replace leaky faucets and toilets. In your yard, landscape with plants and grasses that require less water, and capture rainwater in barrels for irrigating.

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